Nepal and the Republic of France established diplomatic relations on April 20, 1949. Late. Gen. Shanker Shamsher was the first non residential Nepalese Ambassador to France. He was accredited on 17 November 1949 from London. The Nepalese Embassy in Paris was established in 1967. The first residential Nepalese Ambassador to France was Late. Mr. Shaardul Shumsher Rana, who was accredited on 16 November 1967 and recalled on 6 March 1972.
The Embassy of Nepal in Paris is accredited to Portugal, Monaco and Andorra as well.
Objectives of the Embassy:
- To strengthen co-operation with France in ways that advance Nepal’s interests and contribute to her economic development,
- To foster public understanding of Government of Nepal’s policies and Project a positive image of Nepal in French,
- To contribute to growth in Nepal’s economy, through tourism, trade and Investment promotion and
- To assist Government of Nepal officials and private sector and Nepalese Travelers and residents in France.
- Apart from maintaining diplomatic relations with the host government and representing Nepal in various events in France, the Embassy of Nepal is also engaged in many other activities to promote Nepal’s interest in France such as organizing or participating in various trade, tourism and cultural events.
- Our regular operations include issuance of passports to Nepalese nationals, taking care of other consular matters and issuance of visa to French and other foreigners.